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The Kingdom of Speech
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Tom Wolfe
 
Argues that speech - not evolution - is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection...
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Picasso's Brain: The basis of ...
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Christine Temple
 
A fascinating study of the factors that contribute to creative genius from an eminent neuropsychologist, using Pablo Picasso as our case study
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Thinking, Fast and Slow
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Daniel Kahneman
Our minds have two ways of thinking: fast and intuitive, and slow and logical. This explains how we make decisions and how to use this knowledge to your advantage.
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The Brain: The Story of You
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Bestselling author and 'the hottest thing in neuroscience' (The Times), David Eagleman, takes readers on a fascinating and eye-opening journey into the world of the brain
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The Brain: The Story of You
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David Eagleman
 
Bestselling author and 'the hottest thing in neuroscience' (The Times), David Eagleman, takes readers on a fascinating and eye-opening journey into the world of the brain
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The Invention of Nature: The...
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Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt
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The Idiot Brain: A Neuroscientist...
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Dean Burnett
 
Why do you lose arguments with people who know much less than you? Why can you recognise that woman, from that thing, but can't remember her name? And why, after...
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The Gene: An Intimate History
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Siddhartha Mukherjee
 
Spanning the globe and several centuries, this is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. It intersects...
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The Brain's Way of Healing: Stories ...
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Norman Doidge
 
Explores the advances in the discovery of neuroplasticity, showing that the brain has its own unique way of healing. This book discusses a series of recoveries: patients told they would...
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The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural...
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Elizabeth Kolbert
 
Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions of life on earth. Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth, predicted ...
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The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being:...
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Alice Roberts
The presenter of the BBC's The Incredible Human Journey takes us on a tour around our bodies and into the past to uncover the evolutionary secrets hidden in all of...
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The Selfish Gene
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Richard Dawkins
 
The 40th anniversary edition of the million copy international bestseller, with a new epilogue from the author. As relevant and influential...
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What to Think About Machines That...
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John Brockman
 
Weighing in from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, today's most forward-thinking minds explore the rise of "machines that think." Stephen Hawking recently made...
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Junk DNA: A Journey Through the Dark...
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Nessa Carey
 
For decades, 98 per cent of our DNA was written off as 'junk' on the grounds that it did not code for proteins. From rare genetic diseases to Down's...
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The Domesticated Brain: A Pelican...
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Bruce Hood
 
Why do we care what others think? What keeps us bound together? How does the brain shape our behaviour? This book answers these questions.
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Human Evolution: A Pelican Introduction
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Robin Dunbar
 
What makes us human? How did we develop language, thought and culture? Why did we survive, and other human species fail? How did this extraordinary proliferation of species come about...
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